Hailsham Pavilion Film Club Presents.... Misery
Misery is a 1990 American psychological thriller film directed by Rob Reiner, based on Stephen King’s 1987 novel of the same name, starring James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth, and Frances Sternhagen. The plot centres around an obsessive fan who holds an author captive and forces him to rewrite the finale to his book series.
The film was released in the United States on November 30, 1990, by Columbia Pictures. It received highly positive reviews and was a box office success. Bates’ performance drew widespread praise from critics and won her the Academy Award for Best Actress at the 63rd Academy Awards, making Misery the only film based on a Stephen King novel to win an Oscar. King himself has stated that Misery is one of his top ten favourite film adaptations.
On Rotten Tomatoes, Misery has an approval rating of 91% based on 74 reviews, with an average rating of 7.60/10. The site’s critics consensus reads: “Elevated by standout performances from James Caan and Kathy Bates, this taut and frightening film is one of the best Stephen King adaptations to date.” At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted mean rating to reviews, the film has a score of 75 out of 100, based on 23 critics, indicating “generally favourable reviews”
Kathy Bates’ performance received widespread acclaim and won her the Academy Award for Best Actress.
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